Livebase charges developers only for the computational work required to (re)generate their Cloudlets, which depends on the complexity of the Models installed on each Cloudlet. Once generated, Cloudlets run free of charge (unlimited API calls) wherever you choose to deploy them.
Livebase measures the complexity of each Model in LCP (Livebase Complexity Points), a very predictable metric inspired to the Function Point standard. The Livebase Designer shows in real-time the complexity of a Model while it is edited, so that developers have a constant feedback of how much it will cost to generate a Cloudlet from the model they are drawing.
The average complexity of a business application model ranges from hundreds of LCPs (e.g. a simple app for reserving meeting rooms or tracking Christmas gifts) to thousands of LCPs (e.g. implementation of business processes at department level), up to several tens of thousands of LCPs in the case of vertical ERP solutions. Check here some examples of applications built on Livebase and their complexity.
Each Livebase subscription plan provides a given amount of LCPs each month, which developers can use to (re)generate Cloudlets: every time they (re)generate a Cloudlet, the amount of LCPs available in the month is decremented by the LCPs of the Model installed on that Cloudlet.